Transform the High School Experience and Support Students Building Their Futures.
For more than 40 years, NAF has been solving some of the biggest challenges in education by transforming the high school experience, igniting students' passion for learning, and providing access to the skills and connections they can use to step into life-changing careers. We've reached thousands of students, but with your help, we can reach thousands more in communities across the country – including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.Sign PetitionSign Petition
Because of our incredible community of supporters and educators, more than 100,000 students every year use our work-based learning approach to gain valuable skills, experience, and connections to prepare for a career – a future – they've chosen.
But we know there are thousands more who would excel in NAF academies, whose potential is not fully realized in traditional schooling. Pledge your support to help us expand our current offerings, create more NAF academies in even more communities, and transform the high school experience for thousands more students.
Sign NAF's pledge to create access to opportunity for high school students of all backgrounds and join a community of people who know talent knows no boundaries, who believe in the power of education to change lives. Our alumni are proof that the NAF design works, and our community must continue to grow to reach more students in the coming year. Will you be part of our movement?
Fast Facts About NAF and NAF Students
NAF academies are small, focused learning communities that fit within and enhance high school systems, enabling NAF to become an integral part of a plan for higher achievement at low cost.
Our rigorous, career-connected curricula incorporate current industry standards and practices, project-based learning, and performance-based assessment. We empower teachers to expand the classroom boundaries by exposing students to current workforce trends and projects that address real-world issues through connections with industry professionals and the business community. Students acquire essential workplace skills and 21st-century competencies to be future-ready for college and career.
Students in NAF academies are far likelier to graduate than their peers. 99% of seniors graduate and 88% are college-bound – and 36% have already completed an internship.
The connections to mentors and hands-on learning experiences that students access through NAF prepare them to step into the career...into the FUTURE of their dreams.